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The Misanthrope

by Molière

directed by Nicholas Rapp

Preview:   Feb. 20 @ 7pm
Show dates:   Feb. 22 & 23, March 1 & 2 @
                        7:30pm, February 23 @ 2pm

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

About the Play

Exhausted with uncertainty, Alceste finds himself at a party in order to uncover the true nature of Celimene’s affections. There he encounters society; a slick, capricious people, each in his estimation embodiments of decaying values and apathy in the face of corruption. With an unjust lawsuit hanging over his head, he comes to realize first hand the merit of speaking disingenuously- as a course to survive. Alceste must finally decide whether his personal convictions are more or less important than his place in this world. 1666. A comedy.

About the Playwright
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, otherwise known by his stage name Molière, is considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of western society, with plays as perennial staples of theaters since the 17th century. His best known plays include Tartuffe, Don Juan, School for Wives, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Misanthrope.
About the Director

Nicholas Rapp is a second-year MFA Directing student. He grew up in Prince George’s County, MD, and holds a BA in Theater from UCLA. He has trained with Grzegorz Bral of Song of the Goat, and has attended the La Mama Umbria Directors Symposium. Past credits: RavDogs (Dabney West), CHURCH (Highways Performance Space), Big White Devil (Highways Performance Space), Faustus (UCLA 1350). In New York, Nicholas has worked for Mabou Mines and assisted Lee Breuer. UC San Diego credit: The Clitorish for WNPF 2018, Othello (AD).

Director's Statement

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The Cast

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The Creative Team

Director – Nicholas Rapp
Scenic Designer – Hsi-An Chen
Costume Designer – Dorottya Vincze
Production Stage Manager – Jacob Halpern-Weitzman
Asst. Costume Designer – Daniella Toscano
Asst. Stage Managers – Rebekah Fegan

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.






Feb. 20

Feb. 22

Feb. 23

Feb. 23

Mar. 1

Mar. 2
7:00 pm     PREVIEW

7:30 pm

2:00 pm     Matinee

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm

7:30 pm    

Advance tickets for this production are available Tuesday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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